Bay County Audubon Society   
                P.O. Box 1182
                   Panama City, Florida  32402

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Plants for Birds
Click on the following link to view a recording of our recent symposium “Birds, Bugs, and Berries”
May 26,2018 Camp Helen State Park
Photo by Emily Ellis
This will be a Zoom presentation aired live on Monday evening (Oct 12th). Look for your email invitation about one week before the meeting.

October 12, 2020 Membership Meeting 6:30 PM"Carefree Caribbean Birding Cruise" Presented by Tom and Teri Floore
Tom and Teri will be sharing many of the outstanding birding experiences on their 11-night Caribbean Cruise on the Celebrity Reflection. The guides were Kevin Karlson and Dale Rosselet. The Floore's first met Kevin Karlson at the Space Coast Birding Festival in Titusville last spring. They were very impressed with his abilities as an expert field guide, so they eagerly signed up for the cruise that he was leading to Central America: Cartagena, Panama, Costa Rica, Grand Cayman, Costa Maya and Cozumel.

Although they have been to Central American before, the help of local guides and someone who really knows birds resulted in a very productive trip. Kevin Karlson is a wildlife photographer who specializes in birds. He has countless images representing most of the major bird families in North America. Kevin recently co-authored a comprehensive volume called The Shorebird Guide and has also published Gulls Simplified. Tom and Teri promise to treat us with “loads of photos and details” of their trip.

"Bay County Audubon Society, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion(creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin(ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations."
Saturday, October 17, 2020 St. Andrews State Park This is a good time to observe migrating hawks and other bird species. Bring your masks, binoculars, snacks and drinks and meet at Gator Lake at 8:00-8:15. The park opens at 8:00. We will hike the trail by Gator Lake and other open areas of the park. 
Saturday,October 31, 2020 Camp Helen Monthly Bird Survey
We will meet @ the Camp Helen front gate at 6:00 am sharp. Although we typically finish birding about noon, you can spend as much or as little time as you like. 
Please RSVP [only necessary if you plan to come] to so we have an idea of how many participants to wait for at the gate. Bring binoculars, scope [if you have one], water and snacks, hat and sunscreen. Looking forward to it!

Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our field trips will be adhering to recommended guidelines to prevent spread of the disease. If you are immunocompromised or have serious medical problems, you may not want to participate. If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, please stay home. Masks are strongly recommended, at least for the first part of the trip where we gather to start our hike. Carpooling is not recommended, except, of course, by members of the same household. For that reason, all our trips are local. We hope to continue longer trips next season. You are advised to bring hand sanitizer and are asked not to share food, optics or other items. Our groups will consist of no more than 10 people. If we have more than that, we will break up into separate groups.  
Saturday, November 7 Bird Walk at Majette Park at 8AM Majette Park is the former Bay Dunes Golf course that is now a county multi-use park. Meet at the John Pitts Rd entrance past the ponds in the grassy parking area just before Harder's Park. There are trails, but they might be wet if any recent rain. Also, the grass might be tall so long pants might be the preferred attire. We will walk 1.5-2 miles and hopefully see some late migrants or wintering birds. Eastern Meadowlarks are often in the park.